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Re: Found the problem -- Re: trouble with alias



After about 5 min of changing from yes:

  allowed_recipients_from_db no

I started seeing mails that I tested from external remote hosts comming
into my mailbox that was forwared from webmaster.

--- Caffeinate The World <mochaexpress@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The key to the problem seems to be this param in
> /var/qmail/control/sqlserver: allowed_recipients_from_db
> 
> Asssuming alias is defined for mydomain.com and I've setup in alias'
> home dir .qmail-webmaster, if 
> 
>     allowed_recipients_from_db yes
> 
> mail to webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx will only be received when sent from a
> host in my subnet or under mydomain.com. If mail is sent to
> webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx from an external source like Yahoo or Hotmail,
> no errors, no logs will be given, and no mail will be received by
> webmaster.
> 
> If I changed 
> 
>     allowed_recipients_from_db no
> 
> then mail is received by webmaster just fine from hosts in my subnet
> AND from external mail servers (Yahoo or Hotmail).
> 
> Is this the intended behavior and if so, why does it work for "local"
> hosts and not external hosts when set to 'yes'.
> 
> P.S. I've already read the description at:
> 
>   http://qmail-sql.digibel.be/sqlserver.html
> 
> but am still confused by what the above param does.
> 
> --- Caffeinate The World <mochaexpress@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > --- Caffeinate The World <mochaexpress@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > i seem to be able to send mail to webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx from the
> > > server where qmail-sql is running but not from a remote site like
> > > yahoo.com or hotmail.com to webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > 
> > > i do have a catch all alias in my sql table for mydomain.com.
> i've
> > > also
> > > verified this with:
> > > 
> > > # ./qmail-getpw webmaster mydomain.com
> > > alias10021002/var/qmail/alias-webmaster0#
> > 
> > I didn't look at this very closely. Why is the above
> alias-webmaster?
> > Shouldn't it look at /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-webmaster like how
> qmail
> > originally was designed? this one seems to be looking at
> > .../alias-webmaster/{dot-qmail-files}.
> > 
> > > it seems to be working.
> > > 
> > > when sending mail from a remote host like yahoo or hotmail
> (i'ven't
> > > any
> > > access from another system) to webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx it doesn't
> > even
> > > show up in the mail log.
> > > 
> > > my alias worked fine til i moved to qmail-sql. one thing i had to
> > do
> > > was in the ~alias/.qmail-webmaster file i changed from a local
> > user:
> > > 
> > >   melocal
> > > 
> > > to 
> > > 
> > >   melocal@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > 
> > > because i don't have melocal realservername.mydomain.com listed
> in
> > > the
> > > sql table.
> > > 
> > > any thoughts?
> > > 
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